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What’s the Point of Life?

Fifth Easter Sunday

“Lord, let your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in you.”Ps. 33

We all have the natural obligation, inscribed in our souls, to seek meaning for life, to seek the truth, because this is precisely what distinguishes us from animals, what makes us the image of God, intelligence, the need for meaning for life, to transcend,.. To answer the basic existential questions that no one can avoid and answer them in one way or another, where do we come from and where are we going? Who gave us life and for what? Who is God and what is He for? “Show us the Father and it is enough for us”

The problem is that the world, guided and blinded by the devil, ruler of this world and father of lies, does not want us to know about eternity, or God, or soul, it wants to lead everyone to conceive themselves as animals of another species, and to live as such, focused only on the here and now. in instincts, in surviving, without wanting to know about God, or after life, or wonder anything else. That is why they have everyone entangled and distracted with many inventions, distractions and entertainment so that they do not think.

Many are those who blinded by the world and the devil have been enormously irresponsible and irrational in answering these sublime questions. They ignore them, or resign themselves to absurdly believing that everything was done alone, that we came from nothing, for no reason, and lived for nothing, destined to live for a moment and then die and nothing more. We are responsible for what we choose to believe and think, for what we choose to accept as truth, for that shapes our way of thinking, our ideas and actions, and therefore, our whole life, temporal and eternal.

We cannot be so naive and irrational as to lightly believe any absurd or fashionable theory. We have by nature critical capacity, and we develop it in this world before the experience of suffering deception, to verify the abundance of lies that exist and the negative consequences of accepting them as true. We all naturally want the truth, but the devil, father of lies, who wants our destruction, has blinded many so that they do not want the truth, and prefer to deify themselves and believe themselves so powerful as to change it or decide what the truth is.

There are also many superficial unwary who prefer not to think and let themselves be carried away by the easiest, as if doing the dead in the river, without wondering where the current takes it, despite the strong probability that it will take me to a waterfall that causes me death; but it is easier than swimming to get me safe. Many resign themselves to living only in the here and now and to live distracted by everything in this world without wanting to think about the after or answer the fundamental questions mentioned.

Jesus was very clear about the end of his life:

“I have come that they may have life and have it abundantly.”Jn 10:10

“If you keep my word, you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.”Jn 8:31

“I am the way, the truth and the Life, no one goes to the Father except through me.”Jn 14:6

Readings for the Week

Monday: Acts 14:5-18; Ps 115:1-4, 15-16; Jn 14:21-26
Tuesday: Acts 14:19-28; Ps 145:10-13ab, 21; Jn 14:27-31a
Wednesday: Acts 15:1-6; Ps 122:1-5; Jn 15:1-8
Thursday: Acts 15:7-21; Ps 96:1-3, 10; Jn 15:9-11
Friday: Acts 15:22-31; Ps 57:8-10, 12; Jn 15:12-17
Saturday: Acts 16:1-10; Ps 100:1b-3, 5; Jn 15:18- 21
Sunday: Acts 8:5-8, 14-17; Ps 66:1-7, 16, 20; 1 Pt 3:15-18 or 1 Pt 4:13-16; Jn 14:15-21 or Jn 17:1-11a